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-style socialism to the u.s. of a. well, back in 2008 focus on the family, a hard right christian group, sent a memo to supporters about what 2012 would look like if obama was elected. well, first a prediction about the boy scouts of america. here they are. the boy scouts no longer exist as an organization. they chose to disband rather than be forced to obey the supreme court decision that they would have to hire homosexual scoutmosters. no, actually, the boy scouts are still going stlong. next, the prediction on gun laws. it is illegal for private stens to own guns for self-defense in eight states and the number is growing with increasing democratic control of state legislatures and govships. wrong. again, the second amendment is still intact and the number of new gun laws enacted by the obama administration adds up to exactly zero. finally, the prediction about how the president would respond to captured terrorists. quote, terrorists captured overseas are given full trials in the u.s. court system, and they have to be allowed access to a number of government secrets to prepare their defense
office in january 2009. the september jobs report showed the u.s. added 114,000 jobs with the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8%. the better news was the bureau of labor statistics was revising job reports for the last two months finding the economy actually added 181,000 jobs up from 141,000 in august. and in august the economy added 142,000 jobs up from the initially lack luster 96,000 initially reported. so there were in total 200,000 new jobs on this jobs report. president obama tried to put today's good news jobs report in context, campaigning in virginia. >> after losing about 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past 2 1/2 years. this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> mitt romney also campaigning in virginia. not as impressed. >> we don't have to stay in the path we've been on. we can do better.
the date for electing the electors who elect the president, but it's the states that run elections in the u.s. and there are all kinds of problems. first of all, very few states have a procedure for delaying or suspending elections. florida does. it has a lot of experience with hurricanes, but it's one of the few that actually sets out how you do this. secondly, it's one thing for a state when there's a statewide problem like a hurricane that affects polling places throughout the state but with a national election, sure, you're going to have a large part of the northeast affected by what's left of sandy, but out in the midwest and the west, they felt no experience from this whatsoever. so states in that part of the country probably wouldn't look too kindly on any effort to postpone elections. now, you could also say, oh, we are only going to postpone the presidential elections so the states can have their own elections but if they do that and separate out the presidential election for another day that would undoubtedly suppress the vote for the presidential election when that happened and the
't matter whether it's the death of a u.s. ambassador or 90,000 iraqi civilians, they stay on message even when the truth is dying to be told. thanks for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> d day minus one. let's play "hardball." ♪day minus one. let's play "hardball." ♪-day minus one. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. this campaign today for president floats on a knife edge. the balance between americans who say yes to the achievements of president obama and those backing romney is that fine, that delicate. recent polling shows the difference in popular backing for what obama has done, the saving of the auto industry, the rescue of the u.s. economy itself, the killing of bin laden, health care for working americans, against what romney is offering is roughly zero. as i said, it's that close. so tonight we look at how obama can regain the lead. is it with a populist message, a challenge to romney's politics of by and for the wealthy? is it a step by step dismembering of romney's tax plan for a tough, p
was head of a car company. i like american cars, and i would do nothing to hurt the u.s. auto industry. by plan to get the industry on its feet when it was in real trouble was not to start writing checks and it was president bush that wrote the first checks. i disagree with that. i said they need -- they need to go through a managed bankruptcy. >> governor romney, you keep on trying to, you know, air brush history here. you were very clear that you would not provide government assistance to the u.s. auto companies even if they went through brups. you said that they could get it in the private marketplace. that wasn't true. they would -- >> you're wrong, mr. president. >> no, i am not wrong. >> you're wrong. >> i am not wrong. >> look it up. >> romney's "new york times" op-ed headline, let detroit go bankruptcy, is often evidence he would let the auto industry fail. in fairness, he didn't select the headline. he would have withheld federal money from the auto industry. he wrote a managed bankruptcy may be the only path to the fundamental reconstruction the industry needs. it would permi
. there's so much at stake. i hope you'll join me in supporting richard mourdock for u.s. senate. >> there you go. we've got the candidate pushing himself away from mourdock's statement. mourdock of course is the republican nominee in the state of indiana for the united states senate. let's take a look we've got a couple guests, u.s. congressman gwen moore from wisconsin, recounted her ideal in this horrible situation and we also have msnbc star, howard feinman. congressman moore, i want to talk to you about your own feelings, attitudes and experiences that might put a light on this thing. candidate for the united states senate in indiana saying if a woman is raped and has a pregnancy she should be forced by law to have that child. if you read the republican platform it basically says criminalizes abortion in any case. go ahead. your thoughts. >> well, i could tell you as a survivor of rape, legitimate rape, whatever kind of rape you want to call it, i caution the women of america to not allow mitt romney and these senators to take over our government. they will totally eviscerat
of keeping the u.s. senate are getting stronger by the day especially when you zero in on ohio where brown seems to be successfully fighting back against the dirty angry money. a new columbus dispatch poll has brown up over his opponent josh mandel by ten points. that's a big change from their tied race in late august. senator sherrod brown from ohio is with me from cleveland. thank you so much because i love seeing you here on this show because you represent to me the bread and butter, the meat and poe toy toes democrat party i grew up knowing all about and worked for. regular people who need regular government. it struck me and it must have struck you that this 47% thing that romney said and didn't think anybody was recording, where he said those people don't take care of their own lives. they don't meet their own responsibilities. well, the problem with that is he's attacking people on social security. it seems to me somebody who has been paying payroll tax from the time they were a paper boy or a stock boy from the time they were 14 has taken care and responsibility for their lives. th
. can biden deliver that, too? joining me right now is u.s. congressman chris van hollen who happens to be my congressman and my wife's, probably more importantly. and gentlemen, i'm going to start with you, sir, because you've been there. you know what we don't know. you know how prepared joe biden is. is he? >> he's ready to go. he's looking forward to tonight and he understands the stakes are high and he's looking forward to talking about the choices in this election. absolutely. >> it's faster, more punches are thrown. does he have a different role than he knows for running for president? >> look, he's got working class roots. >> will he tonight? >> he may. but he has it in his gut and that's the issue for joe biden. he's a fighter for the middle class and this election is about whether you have policies that are going to help middle class or do what ryan and romney want to do, the old trickle down and help the foenlks at the top. we know that was a bust. >> does he know the weak spot of the romney team that he's got to hit? >> look, he knows what the romney/ryan plan is. we saw
for what obama has done, the saving of the auto industry, the rescue of the u.s. economy itself, the killing of bin laden, health care for working americans, against what romney is offering is roughly zero. as i said, it's that close. so tonight we look at how obama can regain the lead. is it with a populist message, a challenge to romney's politics, of, by, and for the wealthy? is it a step by step dismembering of romney's tax plan? or a tough, positive declaration of what he has managed to do by president? whatever strategy the president chooses, wherever he places the sharp focus of his message, his time, his energy, his money, it's time for the man in the white house to buy his ticket and take his chances. he's got three weeks to make it work. joining me is new york magazine's john heilemann who has a big article in this week's edition and former pennsylvania governor ed rendell. first, two new national polls. the new "washington post"/abc news poll has president obama leading mitt romney by three points. that's three points among likely voters, 49% to 46%. in that same poll
, a collapse in the u.s. stock market, the death rattle of the auto industry. he, barack obama, then brought a financial and economic collapse back from the brink, changed the course of the economy from job destruction to job creation, doubled the american stock market, saved the auto industry. he did it all with a dramatic change of policy, a stimulus program that buried 180 degrees from the austerity measures have that humbled europe. an intervention into the auto industry that reinvigorated an industry that means pride to americans. obama needs to make this defense, he needs to underline the fact that his opponent and his party fought him every inch of the way. on the stimulus, on the auto industry, on health care, on equal pay for women, and that it disagrees in fundamental ways of the future course of american economic policy. on health care, on medicare, on social security, on equal pay for women. he has got to both defend and hold his opponent accountable for his and his party's obstructionism from the first day he took office. it is a tall order, one worthy of an american president i
governor and u.s. senator for nebraska is again running for the u.s. senate seat in his home state. after announcing his candidacy back in march, he soubded optimistic about his chances. >> i think there's a good chance i'll win the election. i love the people of the state. i love the place and i love the values. >> but now the latest polls in nebraska aren't loving him back. they show him trailing his opponent. one reason, fisher has had the benefit of a lot of super pac money. she also has the endorsement of sarah palin, which could be a pro or kon, depending who you ask. so bob kerrey is turning to his own endorsement, steve martin. >> hi, i'm steve martin. you probably know me as the actor and comedian. but did you know i'm also a home crafts expert? today i'm going to show you how to make a wad of paper. a wad of paper can be a lot of fun just to play with around the house or maybe toss expertly into a trash can. but who wants to go down to a fancy office building and root around in their dumpster to find a good one. so i'm going to show you how to make one at home with things you ha
, is it tom donahue, the u.s. chamber of commerce, what pressure is he doing not to do what seems to be the reasonable thing to do, equal pay? why would romney, who is not an idiot, why would he take that position? >> well, the united states chamber of commerce probably is pushing for that because they sent in a lawyer to argue against lilly ledbetter the two times i testified in the house and the two times i testified in the senate. so they are not for the ledbetter bill. >> it makes sense he's getting pressure. >> he is. >> that doesn't show good faith with american women. american women vote. most of the voters, yet he'd rather go with the downtown group, with the u.s. chamber of commerce. why? that's got to be psychological. why does he feel more comfortable with a bunch of guys downtown with some money to spend when he has all the money in the world? >> well, because he's their candidate. he represents them. that is what he's going to restore to the white house, but i also think we have to say, he will not commit to being against it either. i mean, ed gillespie came out and s
strategize. this is the guy who thought there were 80 communists in the u.s. congress. don't forget him. >> i believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the democratic party that are members of the co communist party. >> he never forgets to say democrat party. we'll be right back. >>> and i fought against long odds in a deep blue state, but i was a severely conservative republican governor. >> sounds dangerous. anyway, welcome back. that was mitt romney famously touting his conservative credentials calling him severely conservative. the right wing romney from the primary fight is no more. this week the etch-a-sketch came alove the former governor championed centrist principles and got away with it. he keeps this act up. michael steele is a former rare of the rnc as well as an msnbc political analyst and cynthia tucker is a syndicated columnist. thank you. michael, there's on old tradition in politics, you go to your fringe or hard left or hard right to win the primaries and caucuses and then you start to move slowly so boy labor day you're ready to confront the enemy at the center. he didn't d
in the u.s. congress. don't forget him. >> i believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the democratic party that are members of the communist party. >> he never forgets to say democrat party. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] if it wasn't for a little thing called the computer, we might still be making mix tapes. find this. pause this. play this. eject this. write this. it's like the days before esurance express lane™. you had to find a bunch of documents just to get a car insurance quote. now express lane finds your driving info with just one click, saving time to be nostalgic about the days before express lane. thank you, insurance for the modern world. esurance. now backed by allstate. click or call. >>> and i fought against long odds in a deep blue state, but i was a severely conservative republican governor. >> sounds dangerous. anyway, welcome back. that was mitt romney famously touting his conservative credentials calling him severely conservative. the right wing romney from the primary fight is no more. this week the etch-a-sketch came alive. the former governor championed c
. >>> we've got a lot of state polls that could determine who controls the u.s. senate. let's check the "hardball" scoreboard. in virginia ppp poll shows democrat tim kaine with a comfortable, catch this, seven-point lead right now, 51% to 44% over george allen in a race that seems to be tilting toward cane. in wisconsin ppp has tammy baldwin leading former republican governor tommy thompson. it's important to keep in mind ppp generally skews a few points democrat. we'll be right back. look at those toys. insurance must be expensive. nah. [ dennis' voice ] i bet he's got an allstate agent. they can save you up to 30% more by bundling your policies. well his dog's stupid. [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. are you in good hands? >>> welcome back to "hardball." the romney campaign billed today's speech by romney as a major foreign policy address. what did we learn with his policy today? let's take a listen. >> the president has failed to offer the tangible support that our partners want and need. america's ability to influence events for the better in ir
and using aliases. the u.s. anti--doping agency accuses lance armstrong of using performance enhancing drugs. and alex karras died at the age of 77. now back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." well, there was some politically charged moments today on capitol hill as darrell issa looked into the attack in benghazi that killed christopher stevens and three other americans. they have accused the administration of giving false information in the aftermath of the attack. they characterized it as a spontaneous protest that arose over an anti-muslim film in the usa today. here is issa today. >> today the state department became the process of becoming clean about what occurred in benghazi. contrary to early assertions by the administration, let's understand, there was no protest and cameras reveal that and the state department, the fbi and others have that video. >> democrats charged the hearing itself was politically motivated and that republicans have left them out of the investigation. here was ranking member elijiah couple krchl ummings. >> we need to carefully investigate allegatio
-old bangladesh national who came to the u.s. in january is under arrest following a sting operation. he's accused of trying to use a van carrying what he thought was a bomb to attack the new york federal reserve. 19 people are now dead in the meningitis outbreak. 247 others are sick. it's the second worst year on record for the west nile virus. more than 4500 cases have been reported so far, including nearly 300 just last week. now let's take you back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." here's a scary trend. a growing list of pro-romney ceos trying to scare their employees by essentially saying if obama wins the election, you should fear for your jobs. let's take a look at some of them. david siegel, the ceo of a florida real estate firm and infamous owner of the largest home in the country. he told employees, quote, if any new taxes are levied on me or my company, as our current president plans, i will have no choice but to reduce the size of the company. and in an e-mail to employees with the subject line, will the u.s. presidential election directly impact your future jobs at asg? c
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